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Barriers to Adult Education Training Programs [microform] : Challenges for the Adult Educator / Michael T. Miller
Bib ID 5566265
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Miller, Michael T
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1993 
11 p. 

This paper describes a study designed to identify factors that have inhibited the success of adult training programs. The investigation looked specifically for key factors or incidents that contributed to program failure. The sample included 51 adult training programs scheduled for implementation between 1988 and 1992 in the Great Plains region of the United States. Twelve programs were canceled for reasons related to the educator and could be classified into three general areas: learner-initiated cancellations related to low enrollments, learner dropout, or learner refusal to return to the program. Educator-initiated cancellations related to educator resignation from the program due to the lack of autonomy. The rationale for administrator-initiated cancellations was the changing nature of the intended outcomes of the educational program. The programs reviewed were typical training programs focused on the adult learner. In a number of instances where the program failed, some component of the traditional adult education program development model had been ignored. Most programs failed because of planning issues, one-fifth failed because of program implementation procedures, and many programs failed because the adult learner was not taken into consideration when designing program objectives and methods. Specific areas in need of attention that were identified focused on pretraining assessments of workers and the environment. (YLB)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Education.  |  Adult Programs.  |  Educational Research.  |  Failure.  |  Job Training.  |  Program Development.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Program Implementation.  |  Staff Development.  |  Success.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
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